Skills to Equip Those Working with Adolescents to Address E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults
Jessica A. Clark, MPH, RN, BSN, ORISE Fellow, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Region V
Lesley J. Craig, MPH, Public Health Advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health - Region V
In December 2016, “E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General” was released, which included the history, epidemiology, and health effects of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes); the companies involved in marketing them; and existing and proposed public health policies related to their use. Using findings from the Surgeon General’s report, this interactive training will provide an overview of e-cigarettes—including types, marketing strategies, health effects, and the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations—along with skill-building activities focused on screening for e-cigarette use and discussing their facts and health impacts with adolescents.